Health

The Beautiful Benefits of Water

We bathe in it, wash our faces with it, drink it—and most of us can’t get enough of this magical elixir called water. In our dry L.A. climate, water is even more essential for maintaining our health and beauty. Water is lifeOur skin is our largest organ, and it’s mostly made up of water. We […]

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Stretching Keeps You Beautiful Inside and Out

Experience the joy of stretching. Felines do it naturally several times a day, especially after one of their frequent catnaps. There’s even a yoga pose called the cat stretch, where you kneel on all fours and arch your back towards the sky. It is usually followed by the cow pose, where you arch your back […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: July/August 2022

I have started to monitor my blood
pressure at home. Why are the readings
so inconsistent? Are they accurate?

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Glaser Pain Relief

Providing a Comprehensive Approach to Easing Pain At the Glaser Pain Relief Center in Encino, Dr. Jeffrey Glaser offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, non-narcotic-based solutions to reduce pain and improve patients’ ability to function. “Surgery is rarely needed for back pain, neck pain, and sciatica,” explains Dr. Glaser. “If you suffer from a condition causing back […]

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Fresh Air Makes Us Feel Better

There are few simple pleasures in life that feel quite as nice as stepping outside and getting a deep breath of fresh air. Science shows that going outside does more than just making you feel good—it can have some very surprising health benefits as well. Indoor air often has a suboptimal balance of oxygen, nitrogen, […]

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The Health Benefits of Ginger

Thanks to Mother Nature, so many foods and herbs on our planet taste delicious and improve health as well. Ginger is one of her top ten. This spicy, flowering plant offers myriad health benefits ranging from relieving nausea and motion sickness to curing indigestion and reducing fevers. This remarkable rhizome, which is the root of […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: March/April 2022

How accurate are the at-home COVID tests? They are very accurate when used correctly, however not as accurate as a PCR test that is sent to a lab. A PCR test can detect smaller

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Encino Outpatient Surgery Center

Caring for the Community for More Than a Decade A strong commitment to excellence and quality—plus an outstanding team of nurses, technicians, administrators, and support staff—has made Encino Outpatient Surgery Center (EOSC) a top choice of patients and physicians since opening in 2012. Jeffrey B. Glaser, M.D., a well-respected physician who is dual board certified […]

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Hugging for Happiness

In the time of COVID, greetings are no longer hugs. An “elbow bump” is the preferred pandemic greeting. While avoiding close contact with others is one of the key measures to prevent virus spread, the irony is we probably need more hugs now than ever before. It’s a sad world when we lose the human […]

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Healthy Habits We Can Learn From Our Pets

What could be more welcoming than the soft purr and excited tail wag of our favorite furry friends greeting us at the door? We may train our pets, but in reality, we learn even more from them. Easy does itA dog’s life is far less complicated than his human. When dogs play ball, the only […]

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Comprehending the Brain/Gut Connection

Our gut has been called a “second brain” for a variety of reasons. This dynamic system is comprised of more than 100 million nerve cells. No wonder it controls so much more than digestion. Nerve cells communicate back and forth from our gut to our brain, influencing our mood, mind, and wellbeing. Doctors used to […]

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